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Smooth Hammerhead Shark

Sphyrna zygaena

Average Size – 8ft up to 16ft

Smooth Hammerhead Sharks are the second largest hammerhead. They lack a notch in the center of its head and are olive-grey to dark-grey with a white underside.

Found worldwide in temperate waters from the coast to  the open ocean.

They tend to live around depths of 65ft but are sometimes found in depths up to 650ft.

Their diet consists of a wide variety of ocean food.

Bony fish, Dolphins, Skates, Rays, Crustaceans, Cephalopods, other Sharks and Sea Snakes.

Adults are solitary or will sometimes form small groups, but will come together in large groups for their annual migration.

They are highly prized for their large fins and liver oil, causing them to be over fished and considered endangered.

They are potentially dangerous to humans due to their aggressive nature but they rarely attack humans due to the temperate regions they inhabit.

More info from Oceana!

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